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to rescue "american idol." their names are jennifer lopez and steven tyler. they'll be joining randy jackson as judges on "american idol" this next season. how do i feel about it? you know, i just don't think that that's necessarily the new life that needs to be breathed into this show. >> what is then? >> they need to get back to really making american idols. it's been so long since you've seen them foster a talent that you saw in the beginning of the auditions and turn them into something that could resemble a real artist. i would like to see that happen again. >> what's in it for j. lo and steven tyler? >> money. >> that's it? >> with all kidding aside, it's a great gig if you can get it. in turps of jennifer lopez, this only ups her profile for films, which is something she's wanted to concentrate on. also, her music career hasn't been great lately. this gives her new legitimacy there as well. also, with steven tyler, you know, they've been talking about, you know, sprlitting fro aerosmith for the longest time. this is a good second chapter for him. randy jackson -- whoops. sorry about t
talked with somebody a moment ago about that, jennifer oversteen. and, also, another eyewitness, elliott walker, who is actually a producer here owon "the today show." can you hear me? >> yes. >> tell me where you are and what you saw. >> well, i live in this area. i am returning to my apartment. but i was walking down the sidewalk delivering my young daughter to school, and we hear a very loud sound, the kind of sound you hear when a plane is, you know, going fast past you. followed by an enormous crash. and an immediate explosion. i don't think we could feel shock waves but we sort of felt like we did. and we were in a position where we could see the trade center almost immediately between the other buildings. and an enormous fireball that must have been 300 feet across was visible immediately. a secondary explosion, i think, and then plumes of smoke. there must have been a three-block cloud of white smoke. now, from where i was on the street a moment ago, you can, in fact, see smoke leaving the building on three sides. it seems to be coming out on at least four or five floors. the air
and killed this family. william pettitte was the only survivor. wife jennifer was killed with two young daughters makaili and haley. dr. pettitte with new photo evidence shows where he was tied up by his feet. it shows the cuts to his head as he was basically held hostage down in the basement of his home having to hear his family being tortured in another section of the house upstairs. he was mir okay loutly able to get his hands free and get out of the house even with his feet still bound over to a neighbor's house for help but it was too late. prosecutors say the suspects burned the house down. and so jennifer hawk pettitte was sadly raped and strangled in the house and the two little girls died from that fire from smoke inhalation. he is -- he says he will be here every day for the trial to make sure justice is done in this awfully, awfully emotionally and charged case. >> jeff rossen reporting. >>> a florida hospital is facing a lawsuit after performing an unwanted circumcision. mario vera spent ten days in the icu and during this time he was taken out of nicu and
in a connecticut courtroom and surveillance video shows jennifer hawke-petit at a local bank taking out $15,000. prosecutors say her family was being held hostage. petit, along with her two daughters were later tortured and killed. yesterday, jurors heard 911 tapes in the deadly home invasion trial, and listen to what the bank manager told operators in a 911 call. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now. who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. if the police were told they'd kill the children and the husband. >> what role does that 911 call play in the trial? >> it's laying out the time line. what's so chilling about that surveillance video of jennifer hawke-petit at the bank withdrawing $15,000, telling the bank teller my family is being held hostage, i'm petrified. they said if we involve the police they're going to kill my husband and kids. less than an hour after this video was taken, jennifer hawke-petit was dead. >> where were police? >> that's a good question. this is 9:17 a.m. 9:21 a.m., three minutes later, the bank manager says i got to go back
, that was the original motive. they tie up the family, that's dr. william petit and his wife jennifer hwke-petit. there is the family picture. later on jennifer and the two kids were killed and william petit was the only survivor. tied them up all night, wait until morning and they drive jennifer hawke-petit to the bank of america, there's the surveillance video. she's going in there and withdrawals $15,000 to pay the ransom to these two men. these two men were telling her, we'll untie your family and get out of here. she takes out the money and gets back home and pays them off. within an hour of this surveillance video at the bank, she was dead, along with her two kids. they set the house on fire. >> i covered a lot of court cases, this is one of the most horrendous things i've ever heard in my life what these two suspects reportedly did to these two young girls. >> sexual assault and they were giving details of it. >> photographic evidence that they talked about in court. >> jurors have win weeping in this case. how many trials have you covered and i covered that the jury sits there and
deal, as well, with the studio. looks like only good things for jennifer lopez who hasn't had much traction in her career in recent years. her music hasn't been selling well and her films haven't been selling well either. also i don't know if you noticed at least in new york city last night if you walked down the street and pass any the gamestop stores there were lines forming outside because the release of "halo 3" happened at midnight tonight. people don't understand the reach that video games. "halo 3" could generate more than, i'm sorry, i just looked that wrong number there. almost $1 billion. >> a video game, wow. >> "halo 3" generated $600 million when it was released in 2007. all in this video game franchise could make more than $2 billion. >> basically, a lot of people inside their homes this weekend playing this weekend. >> playing their x-boxes and we see movie adapitations from this video game. when you're talking about making upwards of $600 million from one video game, you have to wonder what the other media platform possibilities are there with the game. >>> finally,
testimony forensic officials are due on the stand to talk about how jennifer hawke-petit and her daughters michaela and hayley died. they learned about photos and text messages found on the cell phones of the two defendants steven hayes and joshua komisarjevsky. jeff is here and i appreciate that help on that. that last name, no vowels. anyway, fill me in on exactly what is taking place and why the text messages are so disturbing. >> the text messages are disturbing, everything is disturbing in this case. it's the night before they actually went in and then invaded the petit's home and they're setting it up. i want to put it on the screen so you can see exactly how heartless this was. 7:45 p.m. hayes says i am chomping at the bit to get started. need a margarita soon. he writes, we still on? and komisarjevsky writes back yes. and he says, soon? komisarjesky writes i'm putting the kid to bed. these are two guys that are talking like they are going to get a beer at a local bar and meanwhile, they are about to go, according to prosecutors, invade this family's home in the middle of the night
after 1:00 that steven tyler and jennifer lopez are also going to be joining him at the table. >> do you like j.lo, do you think she'll be good? >> i think steven tyler is an interesting choice. so, we'll see. interesting mix. very, very different. >> tyler, you'll hear a lot of screaming, my friend. all right, courtney hazlett, thank you so much. that was my attempt, i'm sorry, very poor. for the latest entertainment news logon to scoop.todayshow.com. i will not try to do that any more. >>> some things considered news in this world, but only a few stories that make us say -- >> no way! >> -- yeah. start off with this. are pigeons faster than the internet? people released pigeons carrying a memory chip of a five-minute video and the same time they tried to uploading it to youtube. guess who won, the pigeon. never uploaded more than 24% of the video. highlight rural broadbound problems in the uk. no way. >>> doggy do do keeps a dog park bright at night. man's best friend is providing power in cambridge, massachusetts. being used to light a latern in a dog park. you ought to see that, not
video that you're looking at now shows jennifer hawke-petit an hour before she was murdered. she was at the bank withdrawing thousands of dollars and she told the tellers there she needed this money for ransom. the bank's manager did call 911 and police released a recording of that call. jeff, i understand that the 911 calls, they're raising a lot of questions because the time of when the call was placed and when police went to the home. >> this is a summer morning and what's so chilling about this, is just less than an hour after we see jennifer hawke-petit at that bank window she was dead or dying. the thinking of the defense, what this shows you is that police dropped the ball. they had ample opportunity to get officers out to the house. she is in there around 9:17 a.m. by 9:21 a.m. the bank manager goes to a back office after jennifer hawke-petit and said my entire family is being hostage at home and if i give them money they'll leave but if i get the police involved they'll kill my husband and children. a manager goes to the back room and then we'll tell you what happened on
of the booing that fronted that shot to the guest. >> jennifer gray sf. >> you saw her and her partner there talking about their routine and then you heard booing all of a sudden and they cut to tom. the people were led to believe the way you saw the ending that maybe it was at sarah palin. later on in the night they went on and said that was about the scores. they saw jennifer gray's scores and she got onlies and the audience thought she could have been gotten nines. that's rude. you don't boo people. especially when she didn't do anything but show up. i hope it was the case that it was for jennifer gray's bad scores. >> they were still good. >> people thought they should have been better. blackberry fans, you either fall on the side for the most part for blackberry and i'm on the opposite side. this is great news for you. black berry is going to roll out the blackberry playbook. the answer to the i pad. a seven-inch computer and it's going to have different from the i pad cameras on the front and back. we will also have flash built in. the apple people, the price hasn't been official
picture of jennifer hawke-petit less than an hour before her death. she was at a local bank withdrawing $15,000 and calmly told the bank teller her entire family was being held hostage at home. she needed the money for ransom. at 9:21 a.m. with jennifer still in the bank, the manager made a chilling call to 911. prosecutors say these two men, steven hayes and -- were terrorizing the family. beating dr. petit with a baseball bat and tying him to this pole in the base. his two daughters tied to the beds upstairs. all of them tortured all night. william could hear his family being tortured upstairs. >> i heard the moaning and the thumps, he testified. somehow bleeding from his head, he managed to escape, his feel still bound, petit hopped out of the house and made it to the neighbor's house for help. the suspects raped and strangled jennifer petit and burned the house down. the mother and her two daughters were all killed. >> this has been such an emotional trial. the evidence here so incredibly gruesome that four jurors, even in the first week of this trial, have already been dismissed. o
. >> we'll see how that goes. thanks very much. >> thanks, richard. >>> jennifer granholm stopping by this studio shortly to talk about jobs, the economy and midterm elections. >>> sarah palin cheers on her dancing daughter but did palin get engineer ngineer jeered her? ♪ [ male announcer ] we touch a lot of things throughout the day. so it's nice that clorox disinfecting products help kill the germs that can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours. ♪ feels sweet when i can touch you ♪ >>> an american soldier in iraq is in military custody for his alleged role in the shooting deaths of two service members. meanwhile in another situation in ft. lewis in washington state, chilling testimony on video by a soldier describing how he and his colleagues allegedly killed afghan civilians for fun. let's go to msnbc chiefmiklasze. that case coming out of afghanistan. >> five soldiers charged with killing as many as three innocent afghan civilians in what u.s. military officials call a killing spree by a rogue military unit. but jeremy morlack who was before an article 2 hearing for the mil
wife jennifer and his two girls. their bodies burned, their clothes burned. beyond that, it was just gripping, compelling and discuss gustingly detailed testimony about the sexual assaults that happened in the house to his wife and younger daughter, and also ho how they were killed. what's so chilling here beyond all of that is how matter of fact the suspects were about it before the murders and home invasion. back in 2007 the two men, steven haste and joshua -- broke into the etit family home in a small beautiful upscale connecticut suburb. broke in, tied the family up, terrorized them overnight. they said it was supposed to be a robbery. that's steven hayes on your screen. this was supposed to be a robbery, the defense says, that just got out of control. they tortured the family all night, according to prrtds, then drove the wife to a bank of america nearby. she withdrew $15,000, told the bank teller it was to pay a ransom thinking her family could go free if they paid. within the hour after that they burned the house down with the family inside. william es cased. he's had to this
jennifer hawk-pettit, but they say this is a robbery gone bad. a robbery that went out of control. so he shouldn't be given the death penalty. he should be given life in prison. both defendants have told prosecutors we'll plead guilty if you take the death penalty off the table. prosecutors said, no, we have such an airtight case we want to go after the death penalty. here we are on trial on day number two. the bombshell with the juror saying he wants to leave. >> it shakes you to the core. this as we know that the doctor has to go through this entire thing again listening to the testimony. i know you'll be watching that case for us in connecticut. >>> california goocandidate has apologized to former president clinton. he called out brown for raising taxes during his last stint as governor. that led to brown making these comments about clinton. meg whitman she stops at nothing. she's even got clinton lying about me. that's right. >> democrat against fellow democrat. brown saying whitman should take the ad down. a spokesperson says they standby that ad. >>> since we're in the silly season
. . he is the lone survivor of the attack. the defense says, yes, my client raped and killed jennifer petitt. the key here is will this deft steven hayes get the death penalty or not? he offered to plead guilty if prosecutors took the death penalty off the table. prosecutors said no, that's how airtight they believe their case is. he and another man allegedly broke into the home three years ago in a suburban upscale neighborhood here in krthd. middle of the night the family was sleeping. tortured them. led them to a bank to take out $15,000. ended up killing them and burned their house down. on the stand today the lone survivor told in his testimony, told the jury the defendant said if he gives them what yo want we won't hurt you. i may have yelled out hey, and then a voice yelled back at him saying don't worry. it's all going to be over in a couple of minutes. in fact, prosecutors have said that that the testimony that the jury will hear, the audience will hear in this case, will rock your inner core because of what this man went through. he said he was tied up by his wrist an inkels
awkwardly. what you're seeing right there. >> what about the real stars. >> jennifer grey is one to point out. she had a really emotional moment in rehearsals. i think we have a clip about that. she broke down about missing patrick swayze. we don't have that clip right now, but -- >> one of the songs from the movie that she was assigned to dance to. this feeds into my other issue with "dancing with the stars." >> that no one puts baby in the corner. >> no one puts baby in the corner. when you're a professional dancer anyway doesn't that make it unfair competition? i feel like they should all be amateurs. >> she was only in dirty dancing. >> she had professional training, though. >> margaret was funny. >>> moving on because we can't do a scoop without mentioning lindsay lohan. late yesterday a warrant was issued for her arrest. we spoke earlier about the failed drug tests that happened last week. she is now do in court at 7:30 a.m. pacific time on friday and we'll know more about whether she's headed straight to jail after that court hearing. >> which means she'll show up at 10:00. >> no,
image ever taken of jennifer hawk-petit at a neighborhood bank withdrawing $15,000. prosecutors say to pay off the man holding her family hostage. it was a mother's final, desperate act to save her family. husband, william, a prominent doctor and their two children. all of them tied up and tortured inside their own home. mccaluwas only 11, a girl scout, haly was 17 and just accepted to dartmouth. prosecutors say these two men did it. steven hayes and ex-cons who broke into the petit home as they slept. >> just tried to do the best i could for my family. >> reporter: william petit was the lone survivor and took the stand tuesday. gripping testimony about his family's last hours together. they tied my hands at the wrists and my feet at the ankles, he said. petit heard one of the suspects say, if he moves, put two bullets in him. because of the blood loss y was not functioning very well. he could hear his wife and children being tortured in another section of the house. i heard them moaning and thumps. i may have yelled out, hey, a voice yelled back, don't worry, it will all be over in
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for impruchlt there. i think she did just fine. i think she did better than the situation did. jennifer grey is one of the favorites. we know her from "dirty dancing." i said to thomas roberts, if you have anything resembling a professional dancing background or you've been trained in dancing, you shouldn't be on it. it should be total amateur hour. >> a couple athletes beat people with professional dancing on the show. >> he had a huge advantage. >>> i don't know if you tuned in to hbo sunday night. "boardwalk empire" premiered. we've only been getting the builtup for about two years, i think. it was fantastic. the show set in atlantic city, the dawn of prohibition. how did it do? it was the biggest premier since 2004. it got 4.0 million viewers to draw comparison. the last time an hbo show premier that had well, it was "deadwood." they're considering it a huge success. so much so they've already ordered a second season. >> good business. and speaking of things we like watching, premier week. what should you watch? i'm breaking it down for you every day today. tonight, watch parenthood. it
this family, drove jennifer hawk petit to the bank and told her to take out a large sum of money. she went in and did that, the bank tellser is the one who called 911. we expect to get the 911 tape a little bit later. she thought she could pay these would-be killers off. it didn't work. they went back to the house and killed this family, except for dr. petit who was also tortured and burned the house down. once his trial happens, the other suspect will be on trial. prosecutors say they have a mound of evidence and they said that the testimony here is going to rock the inner core of the jury because it was such a brutal attack, richard. >> jeff, we have to think about mr. petit, dr. petit. how is he holding up knowing he lost his wife and two daughters and having to relive all this again. >> i talked to him during jury selection a couple months ago and i said how do you stand there in court. >> jeff rossen live on that story and hope things go well for him in this trial. i'm richard lui in for chris jansing. i'll see you back here at 3:00 eastern when the u.s. about to conduct the biggest a
that were giving dancer jennifer grey only an 8. >>> a second contestant on one of his shows committed suicide. we'll tell you what his family and friends are saying about all of it. >>> why so many couples are holding off on saying i do and it has nuthing to do with the lack of love. i used to see the puddles, but now i see the splash. ♪ i wanted love, i needed love ♪ ♪ most of all, most of all... ♪ ♪ every day, it's getting closer ♪ ♪ going faster than a roller coaster ♪ ♪ love like yours will surely come my way ♪ ♪ a-hey, a-hey-hey ♪ every day, it's getting faster ♪ [ male announcer ] at&t and blackberry have teamed up to evolve the smartphone. business, meet fun. fun, business. at&t. rethink possible. [ animals calling ]et fun. fun, business. ♪ [ pop ] [ man ] ♪ well, we get along ♪ yeah, we really do - ♪ and there's nothing wrong - [ bird squawks ] ♪ with what i feel for you ♪ i could hang around till the leaves are brown and the summer's gone ♪ [ announcer ] when you're not worried about potential dangers, the world can be a far less threa
'd be a dead ringer. no! which one is bridget fonda and which one is jennifer jason leigh. i don't know what's going on sdmm! >> we're going to be talking about that a little bit more later on in this hour. >>> first, we have to bring you this. today's stone cold stupid criminal. check out the guy at the convenience store. he first basically looks at the surveillance camera and then he puts on the darth vader mask, then he puts it on. this is at a convenience store near detroit. this is one of the world's dumbest criminals. thanks to his unintended mugshot, they expect to catch him in short order. >>> give on the chance, would you fly to outer space? boeing is getting ready to get into the space tourism business and they hope to win a nasa contract to take astronauts into the international space station. it will have seven seats, room potentially for space tourists to go along. the costs is estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars. is that for the space capsule or how much to fly? tens of millions of dollars? no can do. >>> a big night in the nation's capital last night for the red
screen that jennifer hawke-petit took out to try to pay off the men that held them hostage. they said they would let them go, but, clearly, that wasn't the case. the prosecutor said, yes, my client did commit these crimes, but he should not be put to death. the defense said this was a robbery that got out of control. he should get life in prison with no chance of parole, but not the death penalty. prosecutors won't take that deal. they want the death penalty. this is a capital case, tamron. >> thanks, jeff rossen, the latest on that trial happening in new haven, connecticut. >>> right now in london outgoing bp ceo tony hayward is testifying about the gulf oil disaster. back in june he insisted he had little knowledge of decisions that contributed to the explosion aboard the deepwater horizon oil rig that killed 11 workers and, of course, triggered the massive oil spill we all watched play out. he also made this infamous comment. back in may. >> there's no one who wants this thing over more than i do. i want my life back. >> well, joining me now from london, daisy mcandrew of our briti
for jennifer gray's dance routine. if you go on twitter or the blogs, some people fight that. i don't know. those are the things we thought you should know. >>> in today's crossing the line. when you ask someone if they want their child to be a boy or girl? they usually say i want my child to be healthy. today more people are choosing the sex of their child. one texas doctor says 20% of in vitro fertilization opt to choose the gender of the new baby. here's what he has to say to people who disagree with the practice. >> number one, i don't make the babies. the miracle of life is the same. they are boys or girls on their own. the only thing we are doing is freezing the boys and transferring the girls or vice versa. >> he says he does not allow people to choose their child's sex for culture reason. if you have at least one child at home, he'll let you select the opposite sex. what about the ethical questions being raised here? >> i think the consensus is it's potentially problematic, that it does raise serious ethical issues, but the balance so far favors autonomy on the part of the parents
the family from the organization for the year. >> jennifer now says she's not sure if she want her daughter to participate in cheerleading next year and is looking into gymnastics, instead. >>> is the pope being targeted by terrorists while in london? we have shocking details of a new investigation. >>> plus, joaquin phoenix made headlines with that whacky appearance on david letterman. now we know the real reason why he was acting so weird. morning ? introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid to fight fatigue. so get up and get goin'! with new bayer am. the morning pain reliever. with new bayer am. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at
the public excited. the biggest flop was "gili" with jennifer lopez and ben affleck, another example of not dating the guy you're on screen because the public aren't running to it. it's a shocking number for drew barrymore movie. everyone is a little surprised. >> trailer looked cute. from popular.com, rob shuter, good to see you. >>> as we mark the unofficial end of summer we want to look at the top song of the season katy perry's "california girls." it ruled the top of the bill board hot 100 for the bulk of the summer months. at this point we invite you get up and dance, whatever you want to do. it might be your last chance this summer. let's go. i'm not dancing but rob and i are sort of moving, right? ♪ ♪ well, if you come from the hood ♪ ♪ or ya come from the burbs ♪ got the fellas up in here tonight ♪ ♪ ♪ we at the block party having fun ♪ [ animals calling ] ♪ [ pop ] [ man ] ♪ well, we get along ♪ yeah, we really do - ♪ and there's nothing wrong - [ bird squawks ] ♪ with what i feel for you ♪ i could hang around till the leaves are brown and the s
. we have very little information available at this point in time, but on the phone we do have jennifer oversteen who apparently witnessed this event. jennifer, can you hear me? >> hello? >> hi, jennifer? >> hi. katie. can you please tell me what you saw and give me any information about what's going on there? >> yes. i have to -- it's -- it's quite terrifying. i'm in shock right now. i came out of the subway at bowling green, heading to work in battery park, at the ritz-carlton hotel, and i came out and it's -- i saw a -- i heard a boom, looked up, there was a big ball of fire. i'm looking north at the world trade center and it is the last twin tower. i'm looking north in battery park right now. you can hear the fire engines and emergency crews behind me, and it is unbelievable. when the fire first burst it was -- hello?>> >>o ahead. we can hear you. >> i have never seen before -- and -- as you know i used to work in news. i've never seen any fire like this in the air. and the pieces of the building were flying down. it looks like it's the -- it's like the top -- i can't even yb tell y
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